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Remember Your Family Doctor?

Do you remember when we had a family doctor who saw everyone in the family? When I was growing up in Lufkin many years ago, our family doctor was Dr. Don J. Smith. His father was an elder at our ch...
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I Want to be on Reality Television
I love reality television shows and always have. I think a lot people are ashamed to admit it. I’m not. However, I like reality television probably for a different reason than most.   I minored in ...
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What does the US gain from paying for Europe's Security?
Despite the fact that Europe is a very rich continent - the EU’s total GDP is higher than the US - Americans are bankrolling its security. Read more: What does the US gain from paying for Europe's ...
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At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock
At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock by John Reynolds , The Texas Tribune Sept. 20, 2014 U.S. Sen.  Ted Cruz  hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run...
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Harvest time in America, pursuing and reaping happiness
  Is happiness possible?   Problems plague the world. They always have. The world has never been void of troubles. War, hunger and unhappiness have dominated this life. There is plenty to go around...
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An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11
An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11 By John W. Whitehead  September 15, 2014 “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. governmen...
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Terrorism craves an audience and we are playing into Islamic State’s hands by watching
by AKIL N AWAN
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The well-known US security expert, Brian Jenkins, famously declared in 1974, that “terrorism is theatre”. And over the last few weeks, the brutal videotaped beheadings of British and American hosta...
Heart Slave
by STEVE ELLISON
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Heart Slave Pastor Steve Ellison   Exodus 21 and Leviticus 15 both describe a situation that is foreign to us. It offends our modern sensibilities.  It involves slavery or more accurately, indentur...
Maybe Republicans should run on sending in ground troops
by GREG SARGENT, The Washington Post
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The big news of the day is that, after Congress (sort of) voted to go to war, Republican strategists are rolling out a new line of attack on Dem candidates over national security. Read more: Maybe ...
Display of Gadsden Flag Quashed by Ocala, Florida, Authorities
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Display of Gadsden Flag Quashed by Ocala, Florida, Authorities September 12, 2014 “What we’re seeing is the criminalization of free speech, manifested in incidents where the government attempts to ...
The View from Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
Sep 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Life is very often about how one responds to hard times Most people face some kind of adversity every day. A recent article in the Houston Chronicle described a young man’s determination to get his...
Reforming Religion
Sep 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
What Can Judaism Teach Us about  Reforming Organized Religion? Faith-based Traditions Must Adapt to Stay Relevant,  Says Former Temple President As we approach Yom Kippur on Oct. 4, also known as t...
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Carolina Panthers' Melvin White (23) tries to tackle Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham and Carolina's Graham Gano swapped field goals to leave the Steelers and Panthers tied 3-3 after the opening quarter Sunday night.


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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani celebrate in Kabul on September 21, 2014Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.


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